Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Heavy Snow and Bitter Cold in Environment Canada's Forecast for Ontario

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Heavy Snow and Bitter Cold in Environment Canada's Forecast for Ontario

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Ontario facing blast of winter weather

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TORONTO - The national forecaster issued weather warnings for much of Ontario on Monday, citing extreme cold and heavy snow.

Environment Canada warned that parts of the province could see 20 centimetres of snow fall by Tuesday morning, with slightly more in the areas immediately surrounding the Great Lakes.

It says parts of northern Ontario can expect windchill values as low as -55.

The extreme weather prompted police to issue warnings about treacherous driving conditions, particularly during the Monday evening rush hour.

Provincial police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says the highways in the Greater Toronto Area were crawling even before the start of rush hour.

He says that as of 3:30 p. …

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